Press releases published by the UNICEF Office in Kosovo in 2010
Prishtinë/Priština, 3 November 2010 – The National Institute of Public Health supported by UNICEF Kosovo and the Luxembourg Government Office in collaboration with Ministry of Health, presented results from the Evaluation of Immunization Services using the Lot Quality Technique.
Prishtinë/Priština, 20 October 2010 – The Kosovo Stability Initiative (IKS), in partnership with UNICEF Office in Kosovo and with the support of the Luxembourg Government, launched the youth opinion poll ‘Unleashing Change: Voices of Kosovo’s Youth 2010’.
Ferizaj/Uroševac, 1 October 2010 – UNICEF Office in Kosovo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, opened the Breastfeeding Week in Kosovo 2010 ( 1 – 7 October 2010). This year’s motto, ‘Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps. The baby-friendly way’, focuses on the critical role of health facilities in the establishment of good breastfeeding practices.
Prishtinë/Pristina, 9 June 2010 – the Peer Educators Network (PEN), supported by UNICEF, gathered a large young audience in the National Theatre of Kosovo to celebrate the conclusion of its yearly activities. The event featured a series of musical and theatrical performances promoting healthy behaviours among youth and an exhibition of photographs from the year activities.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alyssa Milano, calls for action to alleviate child poverty in Kosovo
The ‘Child Poverty in Kosovo’ report launched today by UNICEF Kosovo shows clearly that children are at significantly greater risk of poverty in Kosovo compared to the general population
Children from all over Kosovo get together to celebrate Children’s Day 2010
Prishtinë/Prishtina, 12 May 2010 - Today, the European Commission Liaison Office and UNICEF jointly launched the second phase of the 2.2 million Euro project to support juvenile justice system reforms in Kosovo.
While many children with special needs grow up in institutions and are denied the family warm environment, the social norms in Kosovan families have traditionally been very supportive and protective, keeping their children within the family setting. However, the study shows that the participation of children with special needs in any form of social life and their inclusion in the education system, though progressively increasing, remains comparatively low.
Prishtine/Pristina, 31 April 2010 - UNICEF and the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) publish a Survey on the Nutritional status of pregnant women and school children in Kosovo.
Poor nutrition is a significant cause of inadequate health status in Kosovo. According to the UNICEF supported Survey on Nutritional Status of pregnant women and school children, 15,7 % of school age children are tested with mild anemia. Anemia was present in 23.0% of pregnant women, thus revealing a significant public health problem. In order to assess the nutritional status of children the survey measured the height of each child comparing it with WHO standards and concluded that 15.5% of children were stunted and 4.7 % were severely stunted.